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AES/EBU connection question

Hello

As i am a bit rookie on these connection subjects , i would like to as regarding AES/EBU

Lets say X converter has 8 AES/EBU I/O .

Than i have ,

Y converter which has 2 AD and
Z converter which has 8 DA

Can i connect Y and Z converter to X converter via AES/EU ?
Will be enough channels on X converter to handle Y and Z ?

Does 8 channels of AES/EBU I/O means it can handle 8 channels of AD converter and 8 channels of DA converter ?

i know i told in a bit stupid way , but it is the most clear way i can ask

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Adc / dac

AES/EBU is usually an XLR connector. with each line there are two audio channels (like spdif only balanced) Sometimes all 8 channels are connected with 25pin D-sub connectors.

for converters you need to check if it is ADC or DAC some are only one some have both.

For example: Apogee ADA8000 is ADC with 8ch aes out.

You can put an expanssion DAC card so you will have 8ch in 8 ch out
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i think , i need a more specific answer ...

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8 channels of AES is 16 audio channels at 48k or, sometimes, 8 audio channels at 96k.

What is meant by "8 AES/EBU I/O" can be interpeted as 8 in and 8 out. But, I guess it could be 4x4 or 2x6 or ????


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i think , i need a more specific answer ...

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We need a more specific question....My head is starting to hurt with all the X,Y,Z......

What gear are you trying to connect? As well, what is your ultimate goal? Those answers laid out, might yield a much better, and more specific answer.
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though not sure (me uses spdif) i think 8 channel means 8 channels aes/ebu in both directions, therefore it shouldn´t be a problem to connect 2xAD and 8xDA converter channels. but as tiny supposes, check if this relates to the highest sample rates (dirty little marketing tricks etc.) the converter x may offer. just ask the manufacturers of the products you´re aiming at for total clearance.
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Alright i am more specific now ;

I want to connect Burl Bomber (2AD) and Lavry Blue (8DA) to a Digidesign 192 I/O via AES/EBU.

Does Digidesign 192 I/O has enough AES/EBU channels to handle both of them at the same time ?

Digi 192 I/O says it has " 8 channels of AES/EBU I/O " .

Does it mean that i can connect a seperate 8 ch DA and seperate 8 ch AD convertor to that ?

i hope i am more clear now
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Alright i am more specific now ;

I want to connect Burl Bomber (2AD) and Lavry Blue (8DA) to a Digidesign 192 I/O via AES/EBU.

Does Digidesign 192 I/O has enough AES/EBU channels to handle both of them at the same time ?
The answer is yes.

All you need is an AES cable for the Burl and a Tascam wired 8 channel AES D/sub for the Lavry Blue.
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The answer is yes.

All you need is an AES cable for the Burl and a Tascam wired 8 channel AES D/sub for the Lavry Blue.
So does it mean that a Lynx Aurora 8 can also handle them as it has also 8 AES/EBU I/O ?
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So does it mean that a Lynx Aurora 8 can also handle them as it has also 8 AES/EBU I/O ?
Yes, the Lynx Aurora 8 does offer 8 AES I/O. You can use the Lynx CBL-DIGY85 to interconnect the Digi 192's XLR AES I/O. OR, just get the LT-HD card for the Aurora, and directly interface the Lynx AD/DA, as well as the AES I/O, with PTHD, which would give you 8 AD/DA and 8 AES I/O.
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